Katie Bak ’04 – Varsity Soccer Coach
Katie Bak is looking forward to her second year as the head soccer coach. A 2004 Alumnae of Regina and member of the Board of Directors, Katie is committed to the continued success of the program and looks forward to winning another Regional Title this year and more. Katie graduated from Saint Louis University and currently works full time for the Archdiocese of Chicago supporting the Renew my Church initiative.
Scott Bohlke – Cross Country Coach and Track & Field Coach
Julianna DeWald – Assistant Lacrosse Coach
Julianna DeWald is a current senior at DePaul University and majoring in Health Science. After she completes her undergrad degree, she will be furthering her education at DePaul to receive her Master’s in Nursing. She also works part-time at Athletico Physical Therapy as a Rehab Aide. Julianna is an Alumnae of Carmel Catholic High School, where she was apart of the varsity lacrosse team for three years. She also was a member of the Loras College lacrosse team for one year prior to transferring to DePaul. In addition, she played and coached for Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association. Julianna is excited to be a new member of the Regina Dominican Community!
Joe Fabianski – Assistant Basketball Coach
Joe Fabianski is in his third season as an assistant JV/Varsity basketball coach. Gaining experience as a young man at the Skrinar Center in Highwood fueled his passion for instruction. He had a brief two-season baseball stint on the varsity level at St Ignatius College Prep in the mid-nineties. This was followed by a couple seasons of officiating basketball in the Chicago Catholic League. The opportunity at Regina has been a welcomed one. The challenges have been far outweighed by the joys of the kids’ improvement and work ethic. For him, it is a process vs product focus. He believes the girls have unlimited potential and the lessons learned in athletics are applicable in ways far beyond the court.
He is supported by his wife, Bridget, and his 3 children (John 7, Judy 9, and Terry 11) who are often seen running around and helping out at practice. They reside in the South Edgebrook neighborhood. He is an 18 year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department.
Calvin Loyd – Tennis Coach and Asst. Basketball Coach
Elizabeth McCann – Golf Coach
Elizabeth graduated from Regina in 2009. She was a four year Varsity golfer, GCAC All-Conference player, Captain, MVP, and a sectional qualifier her senior year. This is Elizabeth’s fifth year as the Varsity golf coach. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2013 with a degree in Sport Management. She looks forward to another great season!
Bob Newton – Varsity Basketball Coach
Head Coach Bob Newton started coaching grammar school basketball in 1984. He coached at St. Hilary’s 1984-1986 and Queen of All Saints 1987-1990. At Queen of All Saints he worked with his mentor Ed Collins, an IBCA Coaches Hall of Fame inductee, and former DePaul Women’s Basketball Assistant. In 1990 he came to Regina Dominican where he coached Freshmen basketball for two years, JV basketball for two years and ran the program serving as head coach from 94-98. Bob started the women’s basketball program serving as head coach at Northside College Prep upon its opening in 1999. He retired from coaching at Northside in 2006. Bob came back to Regina in 2016 as an interim head coach and continues to head the program currently. Bob’s wife Meaghan is a Regina alum and his daughter is a current sophomore. He has two sons, one a senior at Notre Dame and a seventh grader at Queen of All Saints.
Michelle Orth – Volleyball Coach
Michelle Orth is the head coach of both freshmen volleyball teams at Regina Dominican. She has two years of coaching experience at the middle school level and numerous years of volunteer coaching at the high school level. She played five years of club volleyball as well as four years of volleyball at New Trier High School. She played in the IHSA state tournament capturing 2nd place in her junior year and 3rd place in her senior year. She attended Illinois State University where she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education. She is excited to announce that she will also be teaching physical education and health at Regina Dominican this year!
Doreen Rottman – Swimming Coach
Lauren Schmidt – Volleyball Coach
Eliseo Thorrens – JV Basketball Coach and JV Soccer Coach
Eliseo Thorrens has been the head coach for our freshmen basketball team since the 2016-17 season. Eliseo is originally from Colombia but was raised on the north side of Chicago. He attended Lane Tech High School and then continued on to the University of Wisconsin. Eliseo has worked in the futures industry since 1986 and is a former member of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). He is married to alumna, Sarah O’Malley Thorrens ’82 and is the father of alumna, Kerry Jane Thorrens ’10. Sarah and Eliseo have lived in Deerfield for the last 24 years and also have a son, Daniel, who is a senior at Elon University in North Carolina. Eliseo has a passion for coaching kids and loves coaching at Regina Dominican. Although new to coaching soccer, he draws upon the similarities of both sports. “Successful basketball players and soccer players have to be good at ball-handling/dribbling and moving without the ball on offense; on defense, it’s all desire and communication on the field/court.”
TBA – Bass Fishing Coach
Colleen Kaferly – Asst. Basketball Coach
Ellie Schmerler-Rich ’09 – Varsity Bowling Coach
Virginia Biegel – Asst. Bowling Coach
Katie Doyle – Asst. Golf Coach
Terra Ringo – Varsity Lacrosse Coach
Julie Venn – Varsity Softball Coach
Jordan Doles – Asst. Softball Coach
Kate Janos – Asst. Swimming Coach
Julian Murphy – Asst. Track & Field Coach
TBA – JV Volleyball Coach
Catherine Van Treese – Freshman Volleyball Coach
Kasia Pszczola – Athletic Trainer